Franz Mack: founder of Europa-Park, holder of the Federal Cross of Merit First Class, holder of the Lorenz-Werthmann-Medal of Caritas, honorary citizen of the community of Rust and registered in the Hall of Fame of IAAPA. In conversations with his wife, sons and grandchildren as well as employees and colleagues, it quickly becomes clear what a fascinating personality Franz Mack was. A journalist once described him as a ‘Black Forest oak with blue eyes’, which his son Roland found very apt. In a direct conversation, he speaks about the beginnings of his father's company, the very first export business and the company's boom. Franz Mack reveals how he always comes up with new ideas. He reports on the origin of the saying ‘The wide world is our playground’, the creation of the park and the long path to finding a suitable piece of land. The heartfelt words to his children and grandchildren, in which he passed on his goals, wishes and hopes for the park, let us look deep into Franz Mack's character.
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